My participating in Bloggiesta pretty much consisted of writing my to-do list and doing some work on planning and organising. I didn’t get to any of the boring jobs, like creating a recipe index or cross-linking reviews. But since my main blogging problem is time-related, I’m very happy with what I did.
I participated in these mini-challenges:
Amanda from On a Book Bender has loads of ideas on how to be organized by scheduling posts, making lists and using templates. I made a rough schedule and at once decided that I can plan everything but review posts – my reading habits are just too erratic right now. That’s a really good thing to know though, I don’t have to feel guilty about reviews anymore, I see what works for me and what doesn’t. I’ll be exploring templates too. Thanks Amanda!
Trish from Love Laughter and a Touch of Insanity showed me how she uses a Blogger Journal and Calendar to stay organized and keep her “blogging brain” with her at all times. I made a calendar – though my printer cartridge ran out so I couldn’t print out a free template, I just did it in a notebook. I use notebooks all the time anyway, so this was really fun. By putting everything down in paper, it’s seems a lot less overwhelming, I feel like I could actually produce consistent content. Thanks Trish!
I added Pocket – an app used to save things to read later, described by Brianna from The Book Vixen. Unfortunately, I could only install the regular version on my Mac, I couldn’t get it on my iPad or iPhone as it’s not available in the Belgian store. So annoying!
I also graded my website, thanks to Smash from Smash Attack Reads who blogged about how fun and informative it is to Use a Website Grader. My site got a 74%, which I thought was a very surprising result!
That’s it! I’m planning on doing most of the others in the coming weeks and months. I had a great Bloggiesta, despite the lack of progress. I think I could fill days and days and days solely with checking out what everyone else did and suggests for others. Who has time to actually go to work?